OFFICIAL Operators of Open-Topped Bus Tours in Oxford
Guide Friday City Sightseeing Oxford operates 1 hour guided sightseeing tours of Oxford in our distinctive red (and now also GREEN), open-topped buses.
We’re the only official operator of the City Sightseeing Tour in Oxford and have over 20 years experience in the industry.
Attractions in Oxford
The Guide Friday City Sightseeing bus tour encompasses 20 stops around Oxford, including such attractions as:
- University of Oxford Colleges & Halls
- Shedonian Theatre
- Martyrs’ Memorial
- Ashmolean Museum
- Oxford Castle
- Oxford Canal
- Bridge of Sighs
- Carfax Tower
- Alice’s Shop
- Magdalen Bridge (for punting on the river)
- New Bodleian Library
- Pitt Rivers Museum
- Radcliffe Camera
- And much, much more…
Multi-lingual (14 languages) recorded commentaries are available on all tours, with selected departures also offering live (English-speaking) guides. Kids’ commentary is also available.
Free rain ponchos and headphones (for use with the recorded commentaries) are also available on all tour departures.
For full details about the tour, stops and attractions – please see our tour information page.
The Tour Buses
Our tour buses seat 75 (45 upstairs and 30 downstairs). Most are wheelchair accessible and many offer half-covered upper decks – to guard against the traditional British Summer!
Additionally, our open-topped buses can be hired for private tours of Oxford (on the regular route) or for use at a wedding, sports meetings and other special events. See our private hire page for more information.
The Tour Tickets
Tickets can be purchased both online and in person (from bus drivers, Oxford Railway Station and various other locations in the city) for either 24 or 48 hour periods. Concessions are available for students, seniors and families (2 adult & 3 children). We also offer special discounts for groups of ten or more (please ask), plus special combined attraction & tour tickets.
All tour tickets entitle the holder to “hop on – hop off” our buses as desired (during the 24 or 48 hour period of validity purchased).
We are looking for seasonal drivers to join our City Sightseeing team! You’d start late March through to September-October. Full and part-time positions are available. You’ll benefit free travel on City Sightseeing, Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses services. You might also have the opportunity to be transferred to one of our sister companies at the end of the season (Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel or Carousel Buses). Interested? Please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org